Inspiration!


INSPIRATION!

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Inspiration!


INSPIRATION!

Inspiration for April! Let's talk about CHANGE.

To shake things up and inspire change, here's some talks and podcasts we love.

RADIOLAB:

AND FROM THE TED STAGE:

Activist Caroline Casey tells the story of her extraordinary life, starting with a revelation (no spoilers). In a talk that challenges perceptions, Casey asks us all to move beyond the limits we may think we have.
Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days -- from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a "burger refill" at a restaurant -- Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that simply asking for what you want can open up possibilities where you expect to find dead ends.

LifeChanger QandA


LIFECHANGER QandA!

LifeChanger QandA


LIFECHANGER QandA!

QandA with Hayden Quinn!

Mr Quinn kindly answered a few questions we had for him while he waited to board his plane to Taiwan - that's how Hayden Quinn rolls. He's easy-going, dedicated,  clever and generous . And we just adore him! Enjoy.

Hello Hayden! Thank you for willing to be a part of our very first Q&A for theHuddle.

We'll get straight into the Q&A - we know you're off to cycle and eat your way around Taiwan very shortly!

 

  • Your love of food and people, travel, surfing, and nature, has been a tremendous influence on your life so far. Can you describe to us a time before you recognised your passions? How did you find them? 
Hmmmmm haha that's a good question! Basically I have always done those things, besides maybe the travel. I remember the first time I ever went on a plane, it was incredible. It was for our first ever family trip on a plane. I think I was 10 years old. I think that may have got me hooked in the travel side of things and now I fly in a plane almost once a week! I think your passion is always with you. You don't necessarily find it, you discover it. It comes out in the small things you do and then grows and grows until it becomes something you can not live with out. For me, I cant be with out nature and the outdoors, whether it be surfing or running or hiking or riding, if I am outside I am happy. It calms me. Food is one that has been with me forever, my mum always had good food at home and for us it was about bringing people together and sharing stories, and having time with family and friends. 
  • My sources (your website) tell me you studied marine biology! How cool! Was science something you were always interested in at school?
I did, I went to UTS in Sydney and studied a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology (I did take a "gap year" between school and uni however to work and travel and just enjoy myself a little) and its funny because when I started my studies, I actually didn't really know what "job" I would get from my degree. I just wanted to do it because I was interested in the ocean, and the science behind it. I did it because I wanted to, not because I wanted to be "X". I did struggle through parts of uni however, it was really hard! Like really really hard, with serious subjects like maths, and statistics and organic chemistry (which ALMOST made me quit!!!)
  • What did you enjoy most about school? 
I loved school. I was fortunate that we had a really great group of guys that I went to school with. I am still best mates with most of them today, some 15 years later. Its crazy. I loved learning, I loved the camaraderie, I loved footy, and swimming and we had good teachers. I enjoyed school because it fed my curiosity, I was a very curious kid (and still am - a kid and curious that is!)
  • This might be an easy one, for you Hayden! What are three things we can all do today, that will change the way we think about our physical selves? 

Keep moving, get outside, roll in the grass, jump in the water, push yourself, scare yourself, reach out and connect with someone. Touch. Feel. Breathe. Stop and soak it up.

  • You're no doubt a really busy guy! What do you do for yourself when you feel overwhelmed? 
I exercise, or I write, or I read. Or I find a space with just me, generally outside. 
  • Has there been a time in you life that you recognise as a low point? Can you tell us how you move through times like that? 
I've had a lot. My world feels like a rollercoaster most of the time! Even this year I have had a massive set back and what I would think of as a low point. I was dropped from my position on a prime time TV show. It sucked. It was tough. I loved the show. I loved the team. It was good money and was going to enable me to do some things I hadn't been able to do before. How did I get out of it? Talked about it. Talked with others. Vented my frustrations (calmly, and sometimes not so calmly!). I also spun it so that it seemed like an opportunity. It forced me to connect and reach out. To make opportunities happen. Work harder and focus on myself a little too. 
 
  • We talk a lot about tribe here at LifeChanger. Who's your tribe, and why do you choose them? 
My tribe is my family and my friends. I feel like my tribe is massive! And it's a good thing. I think your tribe sort of chooses you in a way? Like minded people generally gravitate together, bringing their own experience to increase the energy of the whole. I love people that are positive, energetic, driven and work hard, but also know how to chill and have fun! 
  • What's the thing in your life that brings you the most joy, and why? 
Diving in the water! I don't know what it is but every time I do I actually scream and smile with joy. Just like a little kid!

 

Thank you so much for spending time with us today, Hayden, and thank you for being so open and generous with your thoughts. Have a wonderful time in Taiwan!

Hayden completed our LCC#2 CAPE TO CAPE (Margaret River, WA) in March this year! You can watch Hayden via his website here, and you can catch Hayden all over social - we love his instagram!

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